Modern Family: Season 3, Episode 18

Send Out the Clowns (14 Mar. 2012)

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Cameron reunites an old clown act despite Mitchell's warnings, Phil plays hardball with a rival to get a listing, Manny's new "friend" has a crush on Gloria, and Claire wants her daughters to friend her on Facebook.

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The funeral service for a beloved clown mentor reunites Cameron with his estranged ex-clown partner, Lewis; Phil is serious about landing a very important listing, only to get trumped by a notorious bulldozer of an agent, Verna Roth; and Manny has a cool new friend, which makes both Jay and Gloria suspicious. Written by ABC Publicity

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When Cam is pulling clown items from the brown paper bag, he pulls out a hot dog, and in the next shot of him the hot dog is gone. He then pulls out the same hot dog from the bag and puts it down. See more »

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Jay Pritchett: We think that Griffin might be hanging out with you because he's got a little crush on your mother and me.
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: On you?
Manny Delgado: Wow. I can't believe it.
Jay Pritchett: Listen, it's fine. You're gonna be fine.
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett: I'm sorry.
Manny Delgado: Are you kidding? It's fantastic!
Jay Pritchett: How is it fantastic?
Manny Delgado: I'm only hanging out with him because I have the hots for his sister Chloe. You've met Griffin; the kid's a doorknob.
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Death of the mentor
13 April 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The death of Cameron's mentor when he tried to be a full time clown, bring him back together with his former partner, Lewis, at the burial ceremony. Lewis secretly wants to revive what they had as an act, but that does not sit well with Mitchell. Eventually Cam realizes his Fizbo days are over.

Meanwhile, Phil has an almost sure deal in getting a list for a great house, but little does he know he will be competing against Mitzi Roth, a ruthless woman who will employ all the tricks in the book to steal a sale from anyone. Phil figures he will have to do something about it, if he is going to stay competitive. He brings Luke to help him against the powerful Mitzi.

At Jay's house things are looking good for Manny. He has found a pal in Griffin, who happens to be the coolest boy in his class. Unfortunately, Manny comes across too strong to be anyone's favorite kid. Griffin, it turns out, has an ulterior motive for getting closer to Manny: his mother Gloria, the sexy woman everyone admires.

Directed by the series' creator Steven Levitan. The script is by Mr. Levitan, Jeffrey Richman and Bill Wrubell. The director keep things moving at a good pace. Unfortunately, Cam's Fizbo is not exactly the best thing in the sitcom, or for that matter the way the creators have decided to make Manny a regular fuzzy Casanova with poor results. One does not believe for a moment a boy his age would act like that for a moment.

On the positive side, the great Ellen Barkin puts in a surprising appearance as Mitzi Roth, and Bobby Cannavale shows up as Lewis, Cam's old clown partner.


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